The Chop Chair by Philippe Malouin is an evergreen design conceived for use in a range of public and private outdoor spaces.Beautifully proportioned, with subtle curvatures, it is intentionally simple, in both construction and style. Chop reimagines a classic slatt ed-chair archetype to create a silhouett e that is immediately recognizable, yet pleasingly unknown. The idea for the design was infl uenced by Malouin’s work in the art world, where he often utilizes hand-led industrial techniques to develop striking forms that accentuate the object’s materiality. The Chop collection is cut, bent and welded from durable stainless steel, and is available in a raw, sandblasted or powder-coated colored fi nish. A design for all seasons, Chop is correctly weighted to resist wind, while still being light enough to move around and stack with ease.
Canadian Philippe Malouin set up his studio in 2009 after working for English designer Tom Dixon. His diverse portfolio includes tables, rugs, chairs, lights, art objects and installations. Living and working in London, where he operates his design studio and teaches at the Royal College of Arts, Philippe’s diverse background is reflected in his unique design style, which celebrates imperfections and stark contrasts, clearly visible in his first piece for Hem – the Bookmatch Table. Among his many achievements, Philippe has won the W Hotels ‘Designer of the Future’ Award and the Wallpaper ‘Best Use of Material’ Award.